Back Pain

Sciatica, Herniated Disc and Back Pain

April 12, 2016

If you arrived at this page, I imagine that you or a loved one are looking for help and the right treatment for sciatica, back pain or a pinched nerve. (Your nerve isn’t really pinched though it may be compressed from a herniated disc.) Sciatica can be an irritating,  painful, sometimes scary, condition. I want to reassure you that it […]

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The Best Way to Relax

October 14, 2011

When you are suffering from neck, back, hip or shoulder pain, even if you’re just plain tired, Constructive Rest, practiced just 10 minutes a day, is the way to go. Constructive Rest, pictured below, is a resting position of the body, in which the arms and legs are supported rather than held by the muscles […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease – Neck and Back Pain

March 8, 2011

Is Degenerative Disc Disease Causing My Neck & Back Pain? At the age of 42, after an MRI, I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease. I also had two bulging and one herniated disk. I went home, crawled into bed and cried, convinced that my body was aging beyond repair, and it would be all […]

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Tips to Prevent Back Injury

September 9, 2010

Tips to Prevent Back Injury – The Iliopsoas Muscle   You may wonder why it might be a good idea to avoid double leg lifts, whether your knees are bent or extended, if you have a history of back pain. In yogic terms, this would include boat (navasana) and its variations. Q: Why would double […]

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The Role of Posture in Back Pain

April 15, 2010

Part I – Coming to the Floor Yoga can be an excellent modality for managing and healing low back pain. Just as many poses in Yoga are ideal for healing certain kinds of back pain, other poses may make back pain worse. It depends on the nature and cause of your back pain. I agree […]

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How Yoga Physical Therapy Works With Pain

March 21, 2008

Day 2. I started this blog because I want to get the word out about NY Yoga Physical Therapy. Sometimes I come home after working with a patient who has chronic pain with a great idea that we discovered during our session, and I want to share it. So this is a way to get […]

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